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Brent-Anthony Johnson Brent-Anthony Johnson

Brent-Anthony “BAJ” Johnson is a session and touring bassist, composer, producer, author, journalist, instructor, clinician and the proprietor of Noisy Tony Music & Publishing.

BAJ is currently producing, performing, and recording for Noisy Tony Music & Publishing and other artists. He also leads his own instrumental quartet, Kinetic Maschine.

From 2002-2005 he was the co-founder, bassist/producer and band-leader for CrossTones - Live Concert Radio Show and for CrossTone Productions. During the CrossTones era, BAJ recorded and produced 17 full-length live CDs with the artists who appeared as guests on the show.

All of BAJ's 6-string basses are tuned from 23.12Hz “so its a 'loooow jammie' thing, baby! How low can you go?” His faithful 4-string acoustic contrabass “Hattie Belle” and his battered, beloved vintage Fender Jazz Bass® “Maxine (Macki) Louise” are tuned standard.

Gear

Vinciguerra Custom Shop 6-string "BAJ Signature sub-contra bass guitars" (fretted and fretless) Status Graphite S2 fretted 6-string "sub-contra bass guitar", Sturnal acoustic contra bass (2) Fender Jazz Bass Ampeg amplification (2) Ampeg R-100 combo amplifiers Ampeg power amp AccuGroove 2x10 AccuGroove "El Whappo" Apple/Mac Laptops and iPad PreSonus Planet Waves cables George L's cables Behringer / Mackie / Radial Engineering / Countryman Shure

Primary Instrument

Bass

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Brent-Anthony Johnson ("BAJ") began teaching bass guitar and acoustic contra bass at age 15 at a local retail music establishment in his home town of Quad Cities, Illinois. After graduating from High School, he first attended a religious college before studying bass and music theory. Upon finding himself in Boulder, CO in 1987, he began an ongoing series of studies with the likes of Dean Peer, Kai Eckhardt, Jimmy Haslip,and acoustic contra bassist Mike Fitzmaurice, as well as guitarists Mitch Chmarra, Jerry Hahn

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Albums by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Album III by Brent-Anthony Johnson

III

Martian Acres
2013

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Album Live At The Columbia City Theater by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Live At The Columbia...

Apaches From Paris LLC
2006

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Album Waltz To War by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Waltz To War

Martian Acres
2006

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Album Handmade - Live At CrossTones by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Handmade - Live At...

CrossTone Productions
2005

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Album Conversion by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Conversion

Rain On Me Productions
2005

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Album Foreward by Brent-Anthony Johnson

Foreward

Joe Gamble
2004

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